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Erin Brady
PhD Candidate, University of Rochester

I'm a fifth-year (!) PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. I work in the Human-Computer Interaction group, and am advised by Jeff Bigham, from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Email: brady[at]
Twitter: @erinleebrady
CV (as of September 2014)

Research Interests:

My research interests are mainly within the field of accessibility, and using the "power of the crowd" - human workers, friends and family, volunteers or advocates - to promote equal access to the physical and digital worlds.


Full Papers

Other Publications

  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Social Microvolunteering: Donating Access to your Friends for Charitable Microwork. HCOMP 2014 Citizen + X, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris & Jeffrey P. Bigham. Friendsourcing for the Greater Good: Perceptions of Social Microvolunteering. HCOMP 2014, work-in-progress.
  • Erin Brady, William Thies & Edward Cutrell. No access, no knowledge, or no interest? Examining use and non-use of assistive technologies. CHI 2014 Technology Non-use, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady. Unique Considerations in Social Network Question Asking by Blind Users. CSCW 2013 Workshop on Social Media Question Asking, workshop paper.
  • Erin Brady. Analyzing Visual Questions for Visually Impaired Users. ASSETS 2011, poster.
  • Jeffrey P. Bigham, Erin Brady & Samuel C. White. "Human-Backed Access Technology." CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing & Human Computation, workshop paper.
Ride was not a woman who decided she wanted to be an astronaut, ignored the fact that the program only appealed to men, and broke through by her willpower. She was an incredibly smart woman, well suited to a career in the space program, who never considered applying until a NASA effort convinced her - and women like her - that it was a possibility. "Now," Sherr writes of the weeks after Ride submitted her application, "it was all she wanted to do."
-- Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being The First